Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sautéed Mushroom Orzo with Cheese

My good friend, Annie sent me a care package and in it was a box of Orzo. I have heard such great things about Orzo but I had never made. After looking on her blog a found what looked like an amazing recipe. I am so glad that I tried it. The flavor was perfect and I loved the texture that cheese and mushrooms gave it. I have a feeling that Orzo will become a staple in our household. I made the recipe exactly as it appears in her blog. Because I love swiss cheese I think next time I might try it with that, but for this dinner it was perfect as is. I served it with baked chicken but the chicken was pretty forgetable so I am only posting the recipe for the Orzo. Thanks Annie!

Sautéed Mushroom Orzo with Cheese
2 cups uncooked Orzo pasta
3 Tbs. cold butter
2 cups Italian Six Cheese blend shredded cheese (or cheese of choice)
5-6 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup sliced mushrooms, chopped
1 Tbs. butter or olive oil

Cook Orzo according to package directions.

In the food processor combine cheese, 3 tbs. cold butter, garlic, salt and pepper. Process until smooth.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt remaining butter or olive oil and sauté mushrooms until tender.

Drain pasta, add to mushrooms and stir. Gently stir in the cheese mixture. Stir until cheese has melted. Serve.


  1. This looks wonderful. I have been craving Orzo lately. I need to try this recipe, I think I have it starred from her blog even. :)

  2. Yay for yummy orzo! So glad you enjoyed it. Looks delish - now I want to make it again :)


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